Are you making these home decorating mistakes?

Homeowners, take note from seasoned interior designers and avoid making these rookie mistakes.

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It’s always important to have a vision before embarking on decorating or remodelling your home. Take these tips into account to help you achieve a stylish home that looks like it’s been styled by an interior designer.

1. Keep away from catalogues

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It’s no crime to flip through catalogues for some inspiration but it is a crime against design when you attempt to duplicate an entire page. What looks good on paper may not always translate well into your home. So, remember be inspired but don’t turn your home into a showroom.

2. Overly Matchy Matchy

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When designing a space, we often try to stick to one theme and style but it’s also easy to get carried away. Avoid buying furniture and décor pieces that are all in one colour or style. Try to break up the space using contrasting yet complementary pieces.

3. Stop trend-spotting

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Trendy pieces are great for the moment but bad for your bank account and will end up being passé when trend change. You can always pick one or two trending décor options but keep the rest of your space timeless. Use classic furniture and décor pieces to anchor the trendier bits and bobs.

4. Control clutter

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If you’re anything like us, sales and bargains are your best friends. But this can prove to be bad for your space as you might buy decorations and trinkets that will take up all the empty space in our home. This would eventually lead to your home feeling cramped and cluttered. Consider a good spring cleaning session before going on a shopping spree to clear up space for your new buys.

This article was originally published as Are You Making These Home Decorating Mistakes? by atap.co written by Lydia Lohshini
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